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Casino Pier’s “Hydrus” Opening with Big Joe Henry

Join Big Joe Henry on Saturday, April 15th, as he broadcasts from Casino Pier in Seaside Heights! After losing the JetStar Coaster to Hurricane Sandy, Casino Pier will finally be opening a brand-new coaster known as Hydrus. Painted green and blue, the Hyrdus has 1,000 feet on the new pier and features a 75-foot vertical drop. Casino Pier is holding their annual Easter Sale that weekend, where ticket prices will be the lowest of the season! 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Date: April 15th, 2017
Location: 800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751


ATLANTIC COUNTY


Easter Parade

Put on your Easter best and stroll the Village in style. Begins at the Smithville Inn at 1 pm, awards are given for best outfits. Historic Smithville offers 60 shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel ride, and train ride, paddleboats, arcade, on site lodging at the Colonial Inn and over 26 free weekend events!

Date: April 16th, 2017
Location: Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Smithville, NJ 08205

Easter Eggstravaganza

Hop along through Downtown Hammonton and fill your Easter baskets with goodies. Meet the Easter Bunny. Enjoy games & giveaways, including the Great Egg Drop at Toy Market.

Date: April 14th, 2017
Location: Downtown
200 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, NJ 08237


CAPE MAY COUNTY


Turtle Fest

Come enjoy a pancake breakfast for the whole family. Go on an egg hunt for terrapin eggs, play games and earn prizes. Build crafts and get up close and personal with live turtles, and more. Stop by the aquarium and watch the animals have breakfast too! 9 am - 3 pm. Call to make a reservation for breakfast! Seatings: 9, 10, 10:45, and 11:30 am. Non-Member: $10 Adult, $8 child, $30 family pack of 4 Member: $8 Adult, $6 child, $25 family pack of 4.

Date: April 15th, 2017
Location: The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

Spring Break at Congress Hall

We have something special for everyone at Congress Hall this spring break! You can meet Peter Pan, learn to cook from our executive chef, enjoy tea with Alice in Wonderland, hunt the hotel halls on our scavenger hunt, take a train ride on the Congress Hall Express, and so much more! The Case of the Missing Taffy Box Children's Play, Never Grow Up Luncheon, Paint and Create, Kids Can Cook, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Congress Hall Scavenger Hunt, Train Rides, Family Yoga & Meditation, Easter Egg Hunt and many more Activities. Seating for these events is limited so book in advance.

Date: April 10th, 2017 - April 21st, 2017
Location: Congress Hall
200 Congress Pl., Cape May, NJ 08204

Easter Fashion Stroll

Let your spring style shine at Cape May's annual Easter Fashion Stroll. The Washington Street Mall serves as the runway where contestants of all ages can model their Easter finery. Mall merchants will celebrate the event with ribbons, prizes, treats and gift certificates. Registration begins at Noon, Stroll begins at 1 pm.

Date: April 16th, 2017
Location: Washington Street Mall, Rotary Clock
300 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ 08204

War at the Jersey Shore Youth Wrestling

SJWA hosts an annual event featuring National Folkstyle Wrestling Championships.Spectator admission for adults and students age 6 and older, Children under the age of 6 are FREE.

Date: April 13th, 2017 - April 15th, 2017
Location: Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260


CUMBERLAND COUNTY


Smoke & Speed Truck Pull

This cause is very close to our hearts here at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds. Pulls will begin at 3pm. Tech & pulling registration will open at 12 noon. Please be early, we are anticipating many competitors and want to make sure we have the time to hook everyone. Dirt Drags will begin at 10am Sharp. Tech and Registration open at 8am. Gas & Diesel classes will be posted on our website very soon. Truck and Car show begins at 11am. Please try to have your trucks and cars in the gates and parked by 9am. Judging will take place throughout the day. Awards will be given out at 2pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Suicide Prevention. Additional information will be available on our website.

Date: April 15th, 2017
Location: Cumberland County Fairgrounds
3001 Carmel Rd., Millville, NJ 08332


ESSEX


Zoo Storytime with the Easter Bunny

Hop on over to the Zoo this spring! Ticket includes story time, photo with the Easter Bunny, an animal presentation, zoo admission, light refreshments, and a cookie. Event lasts approximately 45 minutes. Recommended for children ages 12 and younger. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Space is limited. Register online. Friday, April 14; Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16; 10 am & 12:30 pm.

Date: April 14th, 2017 - April 16th, 2017
Location: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052


GLOUCESTER COUNTY


South Jersey Geek Fest

We just want to bring folks together to appreciate their own version of geek. The floor will be divided into vendors and artists/game devs/youtube-web folk and some tournaments/open board game play. Outside there will be a geeky car show, cosplay kickball, and a special appearance by The Angry Video Game Nerd! Time: 10 am - 5 pm.

Date: April 15th, 2017
Location: Woodbury Heights Community Center
741 Helen Ave., Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097


HUNTERDON COUNTY


Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Why should kids have all the fun? Adult East Egg Hunt in the vineyard, must be 21 and older. Pay for a wine tasting and participation in the egg hunt is complimentary. Gold Members are free. One egg per person - each egg contains a special surprise including wine purchase discounts, Celebrity Chef Michael White's Cookbook, Alba wine glasses, corkscrews, barrel stave candle holder and more.

Date: April 15th, 2017 - April 16th, 2017
Location: Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Village of Finesville, Milford, NJ 08848


MERCER COUNTY


Bunny Chase

Celebrate the arrival of spring at Terhune Orchards' Bunny Chase on Easter weekend. 10 am - 4 pm. Spring has sprung at Terhune Orchards! The farm animals are enjoying spring in the pasture and the bulbs are blooming. Come for a fun event for all young ones and their families. Follow the treasure hunt clues and find our spring surprise at the end of the hunt! Wonderful for children ages 2 – 8 years. Enjoy wagon rides and pony rides too. Our Farm Food Tent will be filled with homemade goodies including donuts, pie, cookies, cider, soup, chili, salads, hot dogs and more. Adults visit our Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery Tasting Room to sample our award winning wines made from grapes grown right here on the farm. Celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of our spring season on the farm. Call or visit the website for details.

Date: April 15th, 2017 - April 16th, 2017
Location: Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540

Spring Break Weekday Planetarium Shows

The Planetarium will offer special weekday presentations during Spring Break, April 11 - 14 and April 18 - 21. For a list of shows and times, please visit the website.

Date: April 11th, 2017 - April 21st, 2017
Location: New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08625


MORRIS COUNTY


Breakfast With the Easter Bunny

Admission includes an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast: French Toast Foster, Sausage, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs with cheese, Breakfast, potatoes, plus Hot and cold beverages, photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, and access to all activities at our Easter and Springtime Family Festival including hayrides, pony rides, Easter Egg hunt, baby farm animals, warm campfire and lots more! Breakfast reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online. Breakfast available these dates and times: April 8th & 9th 10 am - 12 pm and April 14th & 15th 9 am - 12 pm. Please see our website for complete details. Children's admission $25.99, Adult admission: $13.99, Senior admission: $11.99

Date: April 8th, 2017 - April 15th, 2017
Location: Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester, NJ 07930


OCEAN COUNTY


Annual Easter Promenade

Registration begins at 10 am on the Boardwalk. Come show off your Easter finery. Contests and prizes for the best dressed! Family entertainment following the contest. Beautiful carnation flowers distributed along the Boardwalk by Mayor and Council, while supplies last.

Date: April 16th, 2017
Location: Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751


SALEM COUNTY


Egg & Veggie Hunt

This year's Spring event will be an EGG & VEGGIE HUNT! Come to the Barnyard on (rain date 4/9) or 15th between the hours of 10 am - 4 pm for a hayride (last hayride leaves at 3 pm), visit with our Barnyard animals and participate in an egg and veggie (our first one) hunt! Also available will be barrel train rides, egg decorating stations, the Easter Bunny and of course an Ag Education Station! Cost is $10/child and $5/adult. (It will take approximately 2 hours to complete events at the Barnyard, but come and stay as long as you like!)

Date: April 8th, 2017 - April 15th, 2017
Location: Coombs Barnyard
20 Rt. 77, Elmer, NJ 08318


SUSSEX COUNTY


Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bonnet Contest

Heaven Hill Farm Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bonnet Contest! Come and Visit the Easter Bunny and Free Hayrides!

Date: April 15th, 2017
Location: Heaven Hill Farm
451 Rt. 94, Vernon, NJ 07461


WARREN COUNTY


Easter Bunny Train Ride and Easter Egg Hunt

Ride the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. E. Bunny on the train. Your ride will wind along the scenic Delaware River leaving from the Historic District of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The train will travel along the river to Carpentersville and our destination will be the site of the historic Lime Kilns. In front of the 150 year old Lime kilns is a beautiful little glade filled with Easter eggs! Once we arrive you can get off the train, take a picture with Mr. Bunny and gather 4 Easter eggs! On the train enjoy our banjo playing Hobo and a Juggler! Trips run on April 8, 9 and 15 at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm & 3:30 pm.

Date: April 8th, 2017 - April 15th, 2017
Location: The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

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